Complimentary Internet Wi-Fi in all Public Areas, around the Pool and in all Water Villas
Conversation View-Pits perched on the river bank with open fires
Pool Deck with Lounge, Dining and Sunbathing Areas and sunken Conversation Pits with open fires
Outdoor Day Bed Gazebos
Indoor Cocktail Bar and Lounge
Indoor Library Lounge
Activity & Adventure Desk
Private dual purpose 16-seat Photographic Review or Board Room with Large Screen TV and 170+ Channel Cable TV
24 hour Laundry Service
Curio & Logo Shop
Professionally guided Game Safaris on land and water
Cultural Village Tours
Birding Safaris in traditional Makoros hand hewn wooden canoes
Professional Fishing Charters and Photographic River Cruises in specifically built boats
This Island boasts the greatest density of wildlife of any river system in the world and includes Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and up to 8 species of antelope and 460 of birds and waterfowl. Chobe National Park itself is furthermore home to Giraffe, Wild Dog, Leopard, Cheetah, Jackal, Hyena and one of the greatest Zebra migrations after the Masai Mara or Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. The 117,000km Chobe National Park wildlife statistics confirm that it is home to 160,000 Elephants along with some 164-mammal species representing one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Antelope species include Roan, Sable, Lechwe, Waterbuck, Kudu, Eland, Puku, Gemsbok, Springbok, Klipspringer, Impala and the occasional rare Sitatunga.This location, at the confluence of the legendry Chobe and the mighty Zambezi Rivers is where the borders of four Countries meet: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Keen fishing enthusiasts will be challenged by the greatest of all fresh water fighting fish, the powerful and energetic Tiger Fish along with Nembwe and the delicious Three Spot Bream.
In Room Facilities:
16 Luxury Water Villas
The Luxury Water Villas all feature a guaranteed 180 degree unobstructed view of the Chobe River and into the Chobe National Park. Perched on stilts over or at the waters edge the Villas elevated view includes the world-renowned Sedudu Island.
These junior suites with 85m² of living space feature an open plan lounge and bedroom area and include a 19m² front terrace facing the Chobe River with built in day-bed and a 12m² rear terrace facing the natural bush and spectacular sunsets. The generous bathroom features a double vanity and separate bath, shower and toilet. The open-plan bedroom and lounge face the spectacular Chobe view through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which fold back completely along the entire width of the Room and onto the front terrace. Each Villa offers a mattress/bed configuration of either extra-length soft-top King or 2 x ¾ beds. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, Intercom Phone, Air-Conditioning, Tea & Coffee making stations, stocked Mini-Bar, Hairdryer, Electronic Safe, Linen Bathrobes & Slippers and Writing Desk/Ladies Dresser with multi 220v and 110v plug points for South African, UK, European and USA plugs. All Villas feature: En-suite Bathrooms with double Vanities and separate Baths, Showers and Toilets Air-Conditioning Security Door Locks Mosquito Nets Hairdryers Bathroom Amenities Torches Multi 220v and 110v Plug Points Linen Bathrobes & Slippers Room Safes Intercom Phones Tea/Coffee Stations Stocked Mini-Bars Complimentary Internet Wi-Fi access Front and Back private Terraces Large outdoor Day-Beds with river views Each Water Villa is privately set in its own building on stilts over or at the river
Activities included in daily Room Rate:
Choices of the following four activities (two per night booked) are included in the daily room rate:
Morning 4 to 5 hour open 4x4 Game Drive Safari into Chobe National Park (08:00 to 12:00/13:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water
Morning 3 to 4 hour Chobe River Safari Cruise along the banks of the Chobe National Park (08:00 to 11:00/12:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water
Afternoon 3 hour Chobe River Safari & Sunset Cruise along the banks of the Chobe National Park (15:30 to 18:30) including Park Fees, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.
Afternoon 3 hour Cultural & Sunset Boat Cruise on both Chobe and Zambezi Rivers (15:30 to 18:30) including the historic Kasai Channel and renowned Impalila Island along the shores of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Includes Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.
Apart from activities included in Room Rates the following excursions can be reserved at the Lodge's ADVENTURE & ACTIVITY DESK located in the Library Lounge. All below based on minimum of 2 passengers unless otherwise stated.
Subject to availability, the choice of four activities included in the daily Villa Rate (two per night reserved - see above) can be exchanged for A, B and C below or their value can be credited against D, E, F, G and H below. Prices for all below activities available from the Adventure & Activity Desk:
Cultural Tour: 3-hour Namibian Village visit to Kasen Village at Kabulabula in the Caprivi, a boat cruise along the Chobe River following the Namibian shoreline to this typical village built around an ancient Baobab tree. Includes Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
Cultural Tour: 3-hour Impalila Island Cultural Village Tour a boat cruise in the opposite direction towards the Zambezi River to this Namibian Island with a colorful and interesting history at a location where 4 countries meet Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. Includes Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
Various 2-hour excursions by traditional Mokoro - hand hewn wooden canoe - into the Chobe river pushbacks and waterways. Ideal for Bird watching 460 species recorded in this area. Includes Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
Full day 6-hour tour by road to Victoria Falls. Includes all transfers, tour of the Falls, Lunch at the Falls Restaurant and visit to the Craft Market. Excludes drinks at Lunch and Visa Fees. (Minimum 4 passengers)
Full day 6-hour luxury scenic flight and full day tour to Victoria Falls by private air-charter. Includes scenic flights over the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Flight of the Angels-Lunch at the Falls Restaurant, visit to the Craft Market, tour of the Falls and scenic return flight along the Zambezi River and Airport Departure Taxes. Excludes drinks at Lunch and Visa Fees. (Minimum 4 passengers)
Specialized and tailored Fishing charters for 3 hours using custom designed fishing boats and guided by river/fishing professionals. Includes Soft Drinks, Bottled Water and Fishing Tackle. Lost / damaged tackle to be paid for. (Maximum 3 passengers or Rods per boat)
Specialized and tailored 3 hour Photographic River Safaris using custom designed photographic boats guided by internationally renowned photographers. Includes loan Cameras, free 4GB card, Park Fees, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. (Maximum 8 passengers per boat to a total of 16 in 2 Boats)
A 20-minute scenic flight over Chobe National Park and the Chobe River. Total tour including all transfers is 90 minutes. Includes Transfers to and from Kasane Airport, Airport Departure Taxes and Bottled Water. (Maximum 7 passengers)
Star Gazing Evening at the Lodge conducted by one of our Game Guides. (Complimentary activity).
NOTE: Activities and Tours provided by an outsourced supplier, Flame of Africa (PTY) Ltd.
PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS & EXECUTIVE MEETINGS
Chobe Water Villas features a dual purpose 16 seat Photographic Review or Board Room ideal for Photographic Workshops or intimate and exclusive Executive Meetings. It is equipped with a large screen TV for digital photographic reviews or presentations and features 170+ channel cable TV.